LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASUS today announced the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the futuristic innovation that lets users explore exciting new virtual worlds. Its unique and innovative design, featuring a beautiful 3D pattern and a comfy weight-balanced construction with premium antibacterial cushioned materials, means it's not only stylish but also supremely cool and comfortable for extended periods of exploration.
Unlike other headsets, the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset doesn't need any external sensors, making initial setup incredibly easy — users will be ready to play in less than 10 minutes. What's more, the headset supports over 20,000 Windows apps and more than 2,000 Steam® VR titles, so users can watch immersive 360° videos, play games like never before or get on with important work or school projects. And importantly, the headset is also compatible with a wide range of affordable PCs. The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is the revolutionary, easy-to-use and affordable way for users to explore their imaginations.
Unique and futuristic design, featuring a beautiful 3D pattern
The beautiful and futuristic design of the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is inspired by the Windows Mixed Reality experience, which combines the thrill of virtual reality (VR) with a phenomenal sense of presence, delivering experiences that are truly exhilarating. ASUS designers used this inspiration and technology normally used to create digital architecture to produce a pattern of hundreds of 3D polygons, resulting in a unique, modern and revolutionary new style. The headset is then finished in a tone-on-tone effect, keeping users stylish whatever world they're exploring.
Convenient design with a flippable hinge
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset has a friendly and convenient design, allowing users to switch between the virtual and real worlds in seconds. Users can simply lift the visor for a temporary reality check, and flip it back down to instantly immerse themselves in the virtual world again.
Comfortable and ultralight balanced-crown design
The comfortable weight-balanced construction of the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset allows extended periods of exploring without fatigue. It's ultralight — weighing less than 400g — and the special balanced-crown design puts the majority of the weight on the forehead and back of the skull, where it's better supported. This relives the pressure on the nose and face, meaning users won't suffer from ‘VR face'.
Premium soft materials for users' comfort
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is constructed from premium soft materials, specially chosen for users' comfort. These quick-drying, antibacterial materials help keep users cool and collected, so they can fully relax and enjoy the mixed-reality experience.
Quick and simple 10-minute setup
Unlike competitors' products no external sensors are needed. Instead, two built-in front-facing tracking cameras with six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) position tracking, and 32 LED lights on each controller allow the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset to map a user's environment, and track their movements and controllers seamlessly.
The headset contains multiple sensors — gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer — that determine the user's orientation, and thanks to its phenomenal inside-out tracking design, virtual and physical worlds will be perfectly synced, and free of latency or distortion.
What's more, as no external sensors are needed, initial setup takes less than 10 minutes, and after initial setup users can simply plug in and play. It also means users aren't confined to their desk, chair or even room. They can enjoy an exhilarating mixed-reality experience wherever their laptop goes.
Vivid and immersive 3K visuals
The ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset delivers crystal-clear visuals, thanks to a 3K (2880 x 1440) resolution display and up to a 90Hz refresh rate. The incredible resolution lets users enjoy an incredibly interactive and truly immersive mixed-reality experience.
Windows Mixed Reality app support
As users will discover when they start their adventures in the Cliff House — the virtual portal to all mixed-reality experiences — the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset is capable of more than just virtual reality. From Cliff House, users can discover mixed-reality apps such as HoloTour that allow them to explore breathtaking places like the mysterious Machu Picchu high in the Andes, or experience the beauty of Rome from a balloon.
Over 20,000 Windows apps and more than 2,000 Steam® VR titles are available, allowing users to immerse themselves in incredible content, watch 360° videos or movies in vivid, captivating detail, experience games such as Minecraft® or Superhot VR like never before, or get productive and complete their important work or school projects.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset will be available in Q1 2018 with pricing announced at launch.
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ASUS Windows Mixed Reality Headset
|Lens HFoV||95° (one eye), 105° (two eyes), fresnel-aspherical lens|
|Display||1440 x 1440 resolution per eye (2880 x 1440 in total)|
|IPD accommodation||Adjustable by SW (63mm+/- 8mm)|
|Tracking cameras||B+W & VGA|
|Sensors||Gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, P-sensor|
|Audio formats||3.5mm audio jack|
|Accessories||Two 6DoF controllers|
|Connectivity||HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, Bluetooth®|
ASUS is one of Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow's smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.
1Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com